Smart Car Confidential reveals little known facts about Marianne – trained opera singer, takes dog to drycleaner, helped form Moms in the Hood; watch trailer

Think you know me, Ward 2 City Councillor and mayoral candidate Marianne Meed Ward? I had the privilege of riding for coffee with James Burchill for his ongoing series Smart Car Confidential.

He takes local business, community and political people for a coffee, car ride and conversation. Our spin around the block blended personal and professional, and revealed some little known facts about me that may take you by surprise, like:

  • I’m a trained opera singer
  • take my dog to the drycleaner
  • what my kids think about my political calling
  • biggest issues facing Burlington and what we can do together.

Check out the trailer here: Smart Car Confidential MMW.

Full episode airs June 15, 9am, and is syndicated across Metroland Media’s online edition of Inside Halton. Link will be posted here when available.

James has now interviewed all mayoral candidates. Thanks for providing this personal and professional look at Burlington’s choices for the municipal election on Oct. 22! Thoroughly enjoyed participating.

Written by Marianne Meed Ward

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